Banijay today announces Banijay Asia, one of India’s foremost production houses, is collaborating with Armoza Formats, part of ITV Studios, to bring the official adaptation of the award-winning Canadian mini-series, Vertige, to screen. Via the partnership, the Deepak Dhar-led outfit will reimagine this psychological thriller for the Indian audience.
The high-profile Canadian show, originally broadcast in French, deconstructs the alleged suicide of a young girl, Daphne Roussel. Vertige follows her as she miraculously wakes up from a three-month long coma with no memory of the 24 hours prior to her alleged suicide attempt. Struggling to put pieces together about the events, the question is raised – is it a suicide attempt or was it a murder? As every new piece of the puzzle is revealed, another layer of the story is discovered, in this intense, unpredictable, psychological thriller, which has you on the edge-of-your-seat.
Deepak Dhar CEO & Founder, Banijay Asia said, “Our audience is developing a vast appetite for exciting and engaging content, making it increasingly important to bring innovative, catchy titles to screen. Armoza Format’s Vertige is spellbindingly suspenseful, and the way the story catches you in the thrill-storm of the main character is extraordinary. Our audiences love strong narratives and solid characters, and Vertige is a series that fits the description seamlessly – it’s great to be collaborating to create our own, localised version of the show.”
Salome Peillon, Head of Sales at Armoza Formats adds, “We are thrilled to see more of our scripted titles being adapted in India thanks to our great partners in the Indian market. Together with our partners at Banijay Asia, we are looking forward to bringing this thrilling drama series, Vertige, to the Indian viewers who have shown clear appetite for our scripted series.”
The six-episode thriller, originally produced by Pixcom, received multiple awards at the prestigious Prix Gémeaux in 2012 for categories such as Best Direction, Best Writing and Best Original Music to name a few. Originally directed by Patrice Sauvé, Vertige features a stunning cast with Fanny Mallette, Normand Daneau, Marilyn, Castonguay, Noémie Godin-Vigneau, Monique Spaziani and Germain Houde in the pivotal roles.
Under the leadership of Deepak Dhar, Banijay Asia has constantly elevated viewing experience with global stories including critically-acclaimed French show, Call My Agent, Hostages, Survivor, The Voice, Into the Wild with Bear Grylls and The Big Picture.
Armoza Formats is one of the top creators and distributors in the international content market and is known for its popular formats including prime-time singing competition, The Four and entertainment show I Can Do That!, hit game show Still Standing, and award-winning scripted drama, Hostages, which recently aired two seasons in India.